Advanced Metering Infrastructure
Obtaining data from thousands up to millions of devices deployed across a city, and analyzing that data is the foundation of many smart grid applications. Ubiik’s Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) solution helps utilities to cost-effectively collect data from meters or field devices which will then be used to make informed decisions to maintain grid stability and improve grid resilience.
Won US$8Mn AMI tender from Taipower to deploy a network for 70,200 meters, by leveraging Weightless™ and LTE Cat-1.
Supporting Taiwan's national electricity grid
Taipower (Taiwan Power Company), a state-owned power company, provides electricity throughout Taiwan, and intends to deploy more than 6 million smart meters by 2030. The Taiwanese government has been adopting smart meter policies to rapidly increase the deployment of AMI.
Won US$15Mn AMI tender from Taipower to deploy a network for 265,000 meters, by leveraging Weightless™ and NB-IoT.
Completed 200,000+ smart meter network deployment in Taiwan and won US$17Mn AMI tender from Taipower to deploy a network for 380,000 meters, by leveraging Weightless™, NB-IoT and LTE-M. Completed deployment of an integrated AMI network for electricity, water, and gas meters.
Won US$18Mn AMI tender from Taipower to deploy a network for
450,000 meters, by leveraging Weightless™, NB-IoT and LTE-M.
Providing AMI solutions for any scale
Data Concentrator Unit (DCU)
Head End System (HES)
Meter Data Management System (MDMS)
Introduction to Ubiik AMI solution
Currently processing over 60 million meter messages per day.
Head End System
Backhaul traffic from the base station is secure and encrypted, and interconnects to a Head End System (HES). The HES provides portable and scalable microservices aimed at reliable processing and packaging of up-to-date and timely information for customers to understand their meter data and make impactful business decisions. Ubiik’s HES further supports IEC 62056 (DLMS/COSEM), IEC 61968-9 and ANSI C12.21 to ensure interoperability between metering systems and MDMS.
Base Station Infrastructure
A base station acts as an intermediate Data Concentrator Unit (DCU) to aggregate the data traffic from and to smart meters. Thanks to the high efficiency of spectrum utilization and long range of Weightless™ technology, a single base station is able to support up to 1,000 electricity meters within kilometers in radius. Base stations connect via an Ethernet or 4G backhaul to a Head End System (HES).
Field Area Network
Obtaining massive amounts of data from meters in the field can prove a daunting task. In the case of utility-level deployment this can mean the implementation of hundreds of thousands to millions of smart meters. Each of these field devices must reliably transmit and receive data at regular intervals (or on demand) from an upstream controller. This transmission must also occur under a wide range of varying environmental conditions. Ubiik’s solutions are not limited to just smart meters - our focus is on providing connectivity to meet the needs of a range of Internet of Things (IoT) devices in a variety of industries.
Ubiik works with a wide range of smart meter vendors to integrate wireless communication technologies. For instance, Ubiik’s work for the Taipower AMI project involves integrating Weightless™ RF communication into Taipower electricity meters from various vendors across Taiwan. Ubiik also has experience integrating wireless communication to meters following IEC (Europe), ANSI (America) and JIS (Japan) standards.